The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated 7 August 2014
Updated 7 August 2014
479 Reviews

2.3
479 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount is good especially since it can be used on all sale and clearance (in 32 reviews)

  • Good money, good quality clothing, great discount on the clothes (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Associates are expected to train upper management when unqualified management is hired (in 46 reviews)

  • Floor set was a week long project with a window change that usually took three people to complete (in 27 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Started out fun, but got worse over time. The company doesn't get it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Lead  in  Fargo, ND (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Fargo, ND (US)

    Pros

    -Fun environment, friendly people
    -Have some freedom in some visual displays
    -Opportunities to grow within the store

    Cons

    -The company does not compensate employees for the workload they put on you.
    -Expectations from the company and district managers are completely unrealistic. They cut your hours but increase workload.
    -Was only part time but worked full time hours
    -Did the same work as the assistant managers but was paid much less
    -Constant sale sets, price changes, window changes, visual changes each week...sometimes multiple times per week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you invest the money into your employees, you will reap the benefits. Employees will be happy, will work harder and your customers will be more satisfied with a fun environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store sales Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Boston, MA (US)

    Pros

    Vacation Pay of 22 days

    Cons

    You can never find a good time to take a vacation. I tried to schedule an island vacation twice and had to cancel due to a new store opening and shipments too heavy to leave my team. The shipment schedule states x amount of boxes a week for the month on the monthly workload calender, then you receive three times the shipment (160) boxes a day and your store is on 167 hours a week payroll, which is 2-2 coverage, but don't fall behind the store to floor process. There is never a good time to take a vacation and feel like you can step away without coming back to twice the workload waiting for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is absolutely no reason to do a huge floor set only to update it exactly 3 days after pictures are posted for corp to review, then floor set 2 comes out. My customer hasn't had the chance to see the first one. We do window changes 3 times a week and have 1/2 hour to open the store and run reports, open registers, do LOD trackers and Place trackers and sign the event. We close down the store 15 min after we lock the door to try and pick up two additional hours for Saturdays schedule (so people can eat). We need more payroll to handle the work load.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Huntington Beach, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Huntington Beach, CA (US)

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement and good employee discount. Flexible schedule, great for mothers and college students. Management cared for employees and were always listening to concerns.

    Cons

    Demanding and constant changing of marketing, displays, and floorset with tough deadline expectations. Daily sales goals and somewhat pushy on customers having to apply for store credit card.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Neutral

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Lead  in  Niles, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Niles, OH (US)

    Pros

    Store discount was great .

    Cons

    Make sure you can handle a lot stress

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Corporate America

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people are friendly. The location being in NJ nice to be away from the busy city. Good benefits. Started the star awards to recognize people who deserves it.

    Cons

    Commuting to NJ, in rush hour is not easy. Health benefits has decreased over the years. Difficult to move up within the company ladder so not much room for growth.

    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    There some Pros and Cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Designer  in  Secaucus, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Product Designer in Secaucus, NJ (US)

    Pros

    - great benefits, including 30% employee's discount, free fruits, limo service, 401(K), medical, vision, and dental, overseas traveling expenses' reimbursement, etc.
    - great opportunity for recent college grads to gain necessary industry experience, including overseas work and travel

    Cons

    - long hours
    - unpaid overtime and weekends
    - favoritism
    - poor evaluation system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to improve evaluation system
    manage better work-life balance

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall good - Just ridiculously high expectations.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Orlando, FL (US)

    Pros

    -Encouragement to move up
    -Ability to speak to your upper management (DM, RD, LPM) whenever needed; Open Door Policy even though they are not in the office

    Cons

    -Recent budget cuts decrease the benefits for holiday pay
    -Overly high expectations with extremely limited hours. There is not enough time/payroll to help the customers and complete the floorsets, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Product and promotions for customers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    Pros

    Great pay . Great hours and great customers.

    Cons

    Too many prices changes and moves done daily,weekly as well as monthly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't work with the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Austin, TX (US)

    Pros

    This is a great job to have if you need a second job or even just something to get you out of the house. Honesty, it's a really easy job to have!

    Cons

    Compensation could definitely be better. They do offer health insurance and such but other than that on benefits, unless you're a Store Manager or higher, you don't get bonuses or much more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your associates. They know and understand more than you think. Your associates should have more benefits or more incentives. It would help everyone with in the store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Still waiting to here back from the company but so far have had one phone interview. Know excel

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    interview was very basic (mainly background information)

    Cons

    haven't started working so nothing thus far

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